When I was a young girl, it was very far from my thoughts to go to Africa, nor did I dream then that an African farm should be the place in which I should be perfectly happy. That goes to prove that God has a greater and finer power of imagination than we have.

— Karen Blixen

This is probably the most important lesson one can learn in life. God never gives us what we want, but he continually gives us better things than we have the wit to ask for. If you don’t understand this, aren’t open to the preposterous propositions of God, you will live your life in a prison created by the limits of your own mundane imagination.